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Fri, Mar 01


Alix Goolden Performance Hall (VCM)

Pacific Baroque Festival: Sonate Concertate

A collective of local and visiting musicians brings a selection of Sonate Concertate to Alix Goolden Performing Hall.

Pacific Baroque Festival: Sonate Concertate
Pacific Baroque Festival: Sonate Concertate

Time & Location

Mar 01, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Alix Goolden Performance Hall (VCM), 900 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8V 3N4, Canada

About the event

The flourishing of instrumental music in 17th century northern Italy gave composers free reign to explore a conversational (‘concertate’) style of composition, exploring the varied colours and interplay between string and wind instruments. The sackbut (early trombone) came into its own at this time, most notably in the works of composers associated with St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice such as Gabrieli and Castello, who exploited its mellow timbre. At the same time the harp gained popularity as an accompanying bass instrument. We are thrilled to include two sackbuts and harp in the festival ensemble for this program.

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